tackling health inequalities in Chester, Halton, Warrington and Cheshire
Charity groups in the North West receive £81,472

Three charity groups in the North West have received grants of £81,472 between them.

Using money raised by HealthReward CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

The three charities celebrating the funding include:

  • Halton Disability Partnership was awarded a grant, of £13,792, for a new 24 month project to deliver a regular support group for disabled people living in Mersey Ward in Halton. The programme aims to address physical and sensory disability and learning disability.
  • Phoenix Fire ABC received a £42,680 grant to deliver amateur boxing and other linked activities in the Longford area of Warrington that will be of interest to all sections of the community. Four weekly sessions will take place across a range of different boxing levels depending on ability and age. The project will tackle issues such as low educational attainment or the risk of poor educational attainment and the risk of offending.
  • Snow Angels CIC was awarded a grant of, £25,000, for their new 24-month project aiming to deliver support to older and vulnerable people on the Colshaw Farm Estate in Wilmslow, Cheshire. The project will recruit and train volunteers to provide practical help during colder weather to ensure they keep warm and well, as well as having someone to talk to. The project aims to address age, social or emotional isolation and general community and neighbourhood work.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthReward, said: "The projects, supported using money raised by HealthReward, are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are supporting people to live longer healthier lives."

John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: "We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age."

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations’ with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years.

For more information visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk


Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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